Foolish Heart, Walkin' Blues, Candyman, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Stagger Lee, Queen Jane Approximately, Bird Song, Promised Land Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, Victim Or The Crime-> Eyes Of The World, Drums-> Jam-> I Need A Miracle-> The Wheel-> Gimme Some Lovin'-> Morning Dew, E: We Bid You Good Night
SBD> Master Cass>DAT>CD; via CDead vine; Unknown seeder
September 23, 2023 Subject:
Awesome show and great SBD
These October 1989 shows are great. No "Dark Star" here, but I think this might be a better show overall. The band sounds energized and inspired.
I like the uptempo "Wheel." I think I've heard an even faster one, although I can't find it again. Very powerful "Morning Dew".
The SBD is sweet. Is this from the multi-tracks they were recording for Without a Net? The mix is excellent (could use a bit more Phil, if I'm nitpicking) and you can even hear the crowd at key points.
The CD box set appears to be out of print, but you can purchase the digital album from the band's official website.
February 13, 2022 Subject:
I'm not a "everything after 1967 sucks" level snob but I usually gravitate to shows between 69 and 79. After listening to this show, I'm gonna correct that blindspot immediately.
H/S/F is the obvious draw and its great but the Victim is just amazing. I'm not usually a big fan but the whole song is excellent. Bobby's singing is nice and strong without any unnecessary screams or yells. Phil and the drummers lay a solid foundation, they're not out front in the mix but you can hear each instrument clearly. Brent really shines but Jer, Holy Sh!t! You could put the last four minutes in the middle of a '72 Dark Star and people would be talking about "Best Ever!" Seriously, its that good.
Oh yeah, that lead in to Miracle is pretty damn cool. Really, the whole show kicks ass. Listen to it now!
October 9, 2021 Subject:
Happened upon it
Started listening to this show today as I flipped on the Grateful Dead SiriusXm channel during Queen Jane. Big fan of end of first set. Can’t wait to listen to the rest of it.
October 8, 2016 Subject:
Victim or the Crime...
I find this to be a rather good version of his quite "angular" song. Ive never been the biggest fan of it for reasons unknown and for some reasons known. However this version at about 6:30 into it gets very psychedelic and has a very electronic vibe to it and I love it. Anyone have any other versions of Victim that are similar ??
February 16, 2016 Subject:
Wheelchair up front Jerry side
If you were the guy in a wheelchair up front on this night, Jerry side, please shoot me an email. Skr213@hotmail.com. Thanks!!!
November 30, 2010 Subject:
AWESOME- I was There
I was at both of these shows and they were great. It was amazing to see the dead break out some tunes...To the reviewer below looking for a copy of this show, or anyone else looking for shows I'm always willing to help. My email address is email@example.com. Just shoot me an email and I'll hook you up.
Reviewer:Billy Goat Gruff
November 12, 2010 Subject:
I like the dude who calls "Help" just before Jerry busts it.
Excelent show, in my opinon, in there prime years of 89,90. The nonstop power of the drumming sets the tone of the show, All tracks are good except for eyes, a little strange. I thing jerry was trying to gets something going but couldent make it. Perfect time for a break. Hampton never dissapoints
May 1, 2006 Subject:
Grateful for further.net
I'm downloading this concert right now from another site. It is supposed to be the same SBD.
March 18, 2006 Subject:
Warlocks beget the Dead beget the Warlocks
Ever been here? ...go on down to Hampton Roads and definitely listen to this late 80's treat. good SB -- alittle too much treb...more Phil, please. Hampton: JGB, Dead, WARLOCKS
Simply the best...
March 2, 2006 Subject:
I am going to this one tonight!
Soon as this is done burning..im loading it in my 2003 Micro Bus (Chevy Venture)(hey I can pretend cant I? besides som bitch has AC and heat!) and Im goin out on the road to hand out some pizza! What A blast...glad I DL this months ago before the T-day Massacre. Dont drink the koolaid.
January 14, 2006 Subject:
Hook a brother up.......
Who's got a copy of this for me?? Looking for this and most of the rest of this tour minus the next nite and the last show of the tour in Miami.Have plenty to trade SBD's from 83's to Alpine 89.If interested in helping me out,get back to me at this nic at yahoo,thanks.
October 21, 2005 Subject:
Not enough space...
Well, I downloaded this and it is supposed to fit on two discs, but when I try to burn the second disc (Toast 6) it keeps telling me I have 3 seconds more than space alloted on CD to be burned...Huh???
October 4, 2005 Subject:
Billed as "Formerly the Warlocks".
Fall 89 and Spring 90 were arguably some of the best Brent era Dead ever.
Reviewer:whirlwind dreamer 65-95
August 19, 2005 Subject:
the wheel is turning
i road my mountain bike from va.beach to wards corner in norfolk va to get tickets about a 20 mile ride!! it was sooooo worth it!!bound to cover just a little more ground!!!help slip franklins blew me away..the warlocks come to hampton go figure!!
April 17, 2005 Subject:
Best Post 70's Dead shows ever!
A college friend told me the Dead would be playing as the Warlocks in Hampton, which sounded unlikely- but we went anyway, somehow scored tickets, and ended up within feet of the stage! I will never forget these shows- I was a HUGE Help-Slip-Franklin's fan, and when they broke that out in the 2nd set my head almost exploded. The Dark Star the next night was also unbelievable- I will never forget the electric pulse that hit my spine when Jerry started playing it. Not many shows in the 80's or 90's come close to the level of intensity these shows had. Download them!
March 19, 2005 Subject:
of the three available versions of this show...
this version is head and shoulders better than the schoeps and the other version claiming to be a sbd (its not-its a crappy aud recording). The schoeps is actually a solid aud version, so if that's the way you go than grab that one.
either way this show rocks, and is, as others have mentioned, completely overshadowed by the the following night. Just a great two night run. No, screw that, the whole fall of 1989 top shelf. there are so many gems on this tour.
January 26, 2005 Subject:
Still one of my favorites.
This was my 2nd Dead show, one I'll never forget. Tickets went on sale a week before the show in Hampton and Richmond only. I was at Mary Washington Coll. at the time and sped at warp speed down I-95 to get tickets as soon as we found out they were coming.
A very underrated show as compared to the next night. The Help>Slipknot>Franklins is my favorite of all time. It was an electric atmosphere in there all night that night, the entire arena was general admission, so there was just a overall feeling of freedom and energy amongst everyone, and the band fed off that. I wore my cassette tape of this show out several years ago, it's great to hear it once again.
October 8, 2004 Subject:
The Help>Slip>Frank will crush your head in!
September 14, 2004 Subject:
This is a great show, one EVERYONE should have in their collection. My only issues are that the tracking kinda stinks and I had to shave a few seconds off the second set to make it fit an 80 but other than that it's fantastic.
August 27, 2004 Subject:
Thank you, thank you, thank you
As someone who witnessed this show in person and lost his tape in a 1996 move, I'm so happy to finally track this show down. As I get older and attend Dead, Ratdog, and Phil shows today, I am consistently reminded of how great these two shows were.
July 29, 2004 Subject:
In reference to Tod's warning (see review below), I just downloaded, decompressed, and burned this show, and Disc 2 does not exceed 80 minutes.
[Updated: As for Cortez the Killer's review (below), according to Winamp, Disc 2 runs 1:19:53. Burning with Easy CD Creator 6 (as I did), this fits on an 80-minute disc without need for editing. Perhaps other software crams in extraneous information somewhere, not allowing for the full 80 minutes.]
I did notice something a little weird, however. While using Soundforge to combine tracks 10 and 11 of Disc 1 (which needlessly and perplexingly split up "And We Bid You Goodnight"), I noticed that the shape of the "soundwave" is off-center in both channels for the entire show. In other words, whereas most waves spread upward and downward evenly from the -0db line, these waves spread upward and downward from around the -18.1db line. I'm no expert, and have no idea how this effects the sound quality (if at all), but I thought I'd mention it.
Also, this source is clearly a Matrix, not a pure SBD. And judging by the amount of white noise present, I'd guess there are at least a couple analog generations in the lineage somewhere.
Reviewer:Cortez The Killer
July 26, 2004 Subject:
No It Doesn't Fit!
D2 most certainly does not fit on an 800mb cd...and that's with AWBYGN moved to disc 1.Had to delete a few seconds of crowd just before the start of Help,in order to get it to fit on 80min cd.Good show!! Don't overlook it!!
This killer show is often overlooked by the following nights' Dark Star breakout, but DON'T MISS THIS ONE! These shows were some of the most energetic (audience and band) that I ever experienced. The tune-up before "Help" as Jerry established the tempo was incredible, as all of us on Phil's side figured out what was coming up next! This version remains my favorite out of all of the subsequent versions that were played...it was as if the Slipknot snake was dying to get out of the bag and whirl around the audience. Check out Jerry's vocal jam in the final chorus of "Franklins"! I'm not a big fan of "Victim", but this version grabs the dissonance of "Slipknot" and takes it even further...then the absolute joy of "Eyes", with a pounding back-beat rhythm...Finally the "Dew" is tremendous with everyone playing their heart out...the Dead LOVED Hampton and proved it yet again on this night...on a more practical note, I had this same quality version of this tape many years ago that I gave to an older couple in the campground a few years (months?) later when we went to see JGB at Merriweather Post and I never could find anything but a crappy aud recording after that...THANKS for posting such a kick a** copy of this show! Paradise Waits...
July 17, 2004 Subject:
Warning: Tracks on D2 exceed 80 minute disc capacity.